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Illinois State Police Probe Arrested Man's Death

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer in the southern Illinois village of Buckner is suspended as state police investigate the death of a man after his arrest.

Franklin County authorities cited the probe in withholding details of Roy Barnhart's death at a hospital after his arrest early July 7.

Authorities say Barnhart was taken to a hospital from where he was arrested for reasons that have not been made public.

Franklin County State's Attorney Evan Owens says he has asked state police to investigate. As a result, the Buckner officer is suspended pending the inquiry's outcome or a disciplinary hearing.  A worker in the Franklin County State's Attorney's Office said Friday the prosecutor was out of the office and unreachable for comment. Calls to the coroner's office went unanswered.

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